Spirit soars with cheer set to compete at state

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Tai Tran

After 5 months of preparation, Redhawk cheer heads to Fort Worth on Friday to compete in the UIL 5A-1 division for game day cheer. With choreography complete, it is up to the team to bring all that they have.

Addy Schick, Sports Reporter

Taking their routine from the sidelines of Frisco to the Fort Worth Convention Center, the Redhawks UIL cheer team is set to perform Friday in the UIL Spirit State Championships

“After finishing up this week I think the team has a really good chance of not only making finals but actually placing in the top ten which is our goal,”cheer coach Kandy Stevens said. “They need to understand when we get there their adrenaline will kick in.” 

Having been to finals every year in the past, senior captain Dristyn Deans hopes to keep the tradition ongoing by bringing pep to the mat. 

“Just being as peppy as possible,” Deans said. “I know a lot of other schools have been working really hard this year and so I know that we made it to finals every year in the past so I just want to continue that tradition for us and just work as hard as we can to do that for our team. We have so much potential to make it there, and I think if we just stay determined for our main goal then we will be able to make it to finals.”

In her first year in UIL, freshman Breanna Fields is thankful for this opportunity and excited to be able to represent her school. 

“It feels amazing honestly because there are some people who don’t get this opportunity, and the fact we also get to represent our coaches that worked so hard and the people that just look forward to seeing us each year,” Fields said. “I’m excited because we have worked so hard, and all the practices that even we dreaded we get to show that off, and hopefully make finals.”